Compare 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


255 255

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/29 * 20/27 *

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

Serving Fort Mitchell, KY

At Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell, one of the most common challenges that our customers face involves deciding which of our beautiful new models to drive home in. If you have your eye on a luxury SUV, you may be drawn to the allure of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. This compact luxury crossover SUV brings significant changes thanks to a facelift this year. If you step up to the next SUV in the lineup, you will discover the refined 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350. While they are neighbors in the list, they have remarkable differences that you should explore before finalizing your SUV selection.


Both of these models are equipped with the same powertrain, which is a 2.0-liter, inline-4 engine mated to a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. The powertrain offers the same 255 horsepower across both models. However, the GLE 350 is a larger vehicle, so the acceleration rate differs. In the lighter GLC 300, you can reach 60 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds. This steps up to 7.1 seconds in the GLE 350. Also, the 2020 GLC 300 comes with a 4-wheel independent suspension with a 4-link front and 5-link rear design. The 2020 GLE 350 is outfitted with a 4-wheel independent suspension featuring a double-wishbone front and rear multi-link design. In the rear, selective dampers add to the suspension system’s capabilities.


With a glance, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the GLE 350 are relatively similar across their exteriors, except for their size. However, the closer review reveals that the GLC 300 has a smaller grille with more curvature, and it sits above a defined skid plate and deep foglamp ports. The profile is more tapered, and the side window shape accentuates this fact. The GLC 300 also has integrated roof rails, and the GLE 350 has raised roof rails. Additional differences are found in the headlights and taillights, the rear fascia, the contouring, and more.


The larger Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 has a more expensive price point, so it is not surprising that it comes with more included features on a trim-by-trim basis than the GLC 300 has. However, you will find that both of these gorgeous SUVs are loaded with luxuries and deliver exceptional benefits. Some of the equipment that you may find across both models include leather trim with heated and powered front seats, a multi-zone auto climate control system, power one-touch windows, advanced cruise control, numerous assistive safety features, a premier audio system, ambient lighting, an infotainment system, smartphone app technologies, a powered sunroof and countless other items.

At Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell, we want you to love your new SUV and your experience with our sales associates. Our helpful Mercedes-Benz staff members are eagerly waiting to hear from you and are available to tell you more about all that these two gorgeous SUVs offer. Reach out to our Fort Mitchell-area auto dealership for further assistance today.

* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.Back to content